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William M. Rohe
The United States is experiencing a housing crisis unlike anything we have seen for decades. Since the 2008 recession, the national homeownership rate has plummeted to a 50-year low, largely because of the spike in foreclosures, short sales and...
Given the lack of affordable housing across the country, it is very beneficial to have workers whose primary focus is helping youth find, secure and maintain housing. Youth often lack key components necessary for accessing housing, including...
Transitional Housing refers to temporary housing that acts as a stopgap measure between homelessness and permanent housing.  As it applies to youth in particular, it is usually housing with the necessary supports that enable young people to live...
In following the Foyer’s Hub and Spoke model, both Covenant House Toronto (CHT) and Covenant House Vancouver (CHV) have developed different forms of transitional housing (besides their onsite Rights of Passage Program). Both agencies have a...
S. Barrow, R. Zimmer
Despite HUD’s endorsement of transitional housing as an essential part of a comprehensive continuum of care, consumers, providers, and advocates have frequently disagreed on its value, on the best ways of linking services to housing, and on...
This appendix provides an overview of potential measures to advance solutions to end youth homelessness in Ontario and the role Service Managers play in the housing and homelessness system, which often intersects with other provincially funded and...
Krystle Maki
While there is a general recognition of the link between violence against women (VAW), housing, and homelessness, the VAW shelter sector has had limited involvement with the housing and homelessness sectors. The purpose of this discussion paper is...
Jill Khadduri
Homelessness is fundamentally a housing affordability problem, and for most individuals and families the pathway out of homelessness is to return to the same type of housing other households occupy in the community. Even though they are not formally...
The Daniels Corporation is a Toronto-based builder/developer with a long history of addressing issues of homelessness and affordable housing. Daniels recently partnered with the Toronto Community Housing Corporation in the redevelopment of Regent...
Lillian Eva Dyck, Dennis Glen Patterson
Throughout their traditional homelands, Inuit face an acute housing crisis which threatens their health and safety. This persistent and growing housing shortage has been characterized as one of the most significant public health emergencies in this...
CHRA's 49th National Congress on Housing and Homelessness brought together Canadian and international practitioners, policy makers, front line workers, government officials, and key stakeholders from across the affordable housing and homelessness...
The Region of Waterloo Housing Services has produced the 2016/17 Housing Stability Data Summary to inform the community of current trends in housing and homelessness in Waterloo Region. The Data Summary includes information for the last three years...
Danielle F. Haley, Kimberly A. Parker, Emily F. Dauria, Christin Root, Lorenna Rodriguez, Erin Ruel, Deirdre Oakley, Jing Wang, Larissa Jennings, Lydia Soto-Torres, Hannah L. F. Cooper
Location, quality, and reliability of housing are associated with physical and mental health. Financial resources (or lack thereof) and availability of affordable housing may restrict housing choice and mobility. Women, and unmarried women with...
Witt McCall Featherston
Through most of history cities have grown slowly, organically following the contours formed by the intersection of geography and commerce - with occasional guidance from master planners - to create resilient and equitable forms. But the industrial...
Covenant House Vancouver houses their ROP program in space originally designed and operated by St. James Community Services.  Opened in 1998 by the Vancity Place for Youth Society, the board’s goal was to “create safe, affordable housing for street-...